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The Security Council has primary responsibility, under the UN Charter, for the maintenance of international peace and security. Organized to function continuously, a representative of each of its members must be present at all times at United Nations Headquarters. The Council consists of 15 members: five permanent members with veto power (China, France, Russian Federation, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America) and ten non-permanent members (Membership: Angola (2016), Egypt (2017), Japan (2017), Malaysia (2016), New Zealand (2016), Senegal (2017), Spain (2016), Ukraine (2017), Uruguay (2017), Venezuela (Bolivian Republic of) (2016)) five of which are elected each year by the General Assembly for a two-year term.  Website: www.un.org/en/sc/
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Security Council resolution 2247 (2015) [on renewal of the authorization of the European Union-led Multinational Stabilization Force (EUFOR ALTHEA) in Bosnia and Herzegovina for a further period of 12 months]

10 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2246 (2015) [on piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia]

10 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7552nd meeting, 9 November 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo"]

9 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2245 (2015) [on decision to keep UN Support Office in Somalia's (UNSOS) mandate under review in line with that of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)]

9 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Iraq

9 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1701 (2006)

4 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

3 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

First report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 7 of resolution 2233 (2015)

26 October 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2244 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea until 15 Dec. 2016]

23 October 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014) and 2191 (2014)

22 October 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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